Power Resources International is becoming the world’s first near-source, vertically integrated, tantalum and niobium refinery.
We are here to mine and refine the elements we all depend on for a future free from fossil fuels.
With the clean-tech revolution demanding minor metals and rare earths, pollution and human rights abuses have become a direct consequence of the rush to create supply.
Out of sight from the very consumers demanding a better planet, these issues affect tens of millions of people.
We are changing that.
We offer peace of mind that the metals we produce, as part of our decisive strategy for carbon reduction, environmental stewardship and transparency, protect and improve human rights and reduce pollution in the supply chain.
Our mines and refining operations are centred in Rwanda, serving our clients from the heart of the world’s primary source for critical metals in East and Central Africa.
We want to eliminate volatility of the critical metals supply chain for the technologies which modern answers for clean mobility and high speed communications demand.
We are champions of the new era of environmental awareness and are pursuing our goals of sustainability and ethical sourcing to transform traditional supply chains.
Our innovations in mineral processing, chemical refining, and molten salt electrolysis, are enhanced by our near-source manufacturing strategy which puts value and knowledge directly in the communities of material origin.
We are exploring, mining, and refining to produce the metal powders and alloys for our future.
Enshrined in policy and all decision making, our values determine our actions.
- Protect and improve human rights
- Create fair value and transparent supply chains
- Strive towards 100% renewable energy sources in mining and manufacturing
Our policies are published here
We love innovation
Smart mine designs reduce carbon emissions in the mining process so we have pioneered the the use of AI technologies to achieve optimal mine designs.
Our innovations in mineral processing, via our partnership in Gravity Mining Ltd., substantially improve the recovery of ore to improve the yield and lower the carbon footprint per tonne of metal produced.
Having been amongst the first to pioneer blockchain traceability in the supply chain, we are always looking for ways to work smarter.
Ray started his career in defence communications after studying with Royal Air Force Pilot and Flying Scholarships. His work largely focused on the Balkan region, with some time spent in the Middle East.
Changing careers, he went on to create a successful mining consultancy during the last 15 years where his passion for innovation saw him pursue investments in developing new mineral beneficiation technologies and metallurgical processes.
Having spearheaded the design and construction of experimental chemical refining processes, in both rare metals and base metals, he went on to lead the acquisition of a powder metallurgy R&D business based on the Fray-Farthing Chen process in the United Kingdom.
Ray subsequently led the management buyout of African based mines and manufacturing assets to found Power Resources International and pursue his passion for technology and community transformation.
Dr Matevz Pavlic
Sector Chief – Mining
Having led the build up of the East African geological services and mining business, as part of the upstream business of Power Resources, he managed the exploration and mine planning and the installation and operation of the tantalum and tin mines.
Responsible for overseeing all mining, geotechnical, social, and environmental works within the African operations, Matevz specialises in tailings dam construction, environmental monitoring systems and landslide prevention.
He graduated from the University of Ljubljana in 2005 and completed his Phd in 2016 focusing on artificial intelligence in mine modelling.
His pursuit to take advanced technologies from conception to the field is closely linked to his desire to transform mining and its overall environmental footprint.
Coming from Slovenia, claimed by National Geographic as the World’s Most Sustainable Country, Matevz makes it his personal mission to bring his national character of sustainability to Power Resources and overturn the traditional views of mining conflicting with environmental management.
Having begun his finance career in mining in 1970 with Inco Canada, (now Vale), Keith subsequently undertook a range of finance and executive roles all within the mining and natural resources sector. He has global experience at the board level, having been based at various times in Canada, Indonesia, the UK, Chile and Ghana
He has worked primarily in both base precious metals business for companies such as Vale, Barrick, Billiton, Resolute and Newmont.
After he retired in 2014, he became involved in Christian based charity work, which has engaged him with work in India, Pakistan, Rwanda and Macedonia.
He has come out of retirement to join the Power Resources founders in building a new type of metals business, and as well to promote synergy for charity and the business to foster transformation in local communities.
Get in Touch
Whether you’re looking to join our mission, secure your supply chain, or let us know your thoughts, we welcome new relationships and invite you to drop us a line by email.
Or, write to us at any of our registered addresses:
Oaktree House, Langhurstwood Road,
Horsham, RH12 4QD, England